We are pleased to be able to offer community programs that get you and your family outdoors, enjoying the Montana Audubon Center! Please join us!
Chimney Swift Night Out
Thursday July 8, 2021 from 7pm-TBD
Celebrate citizen science with us while we learn about chimney swifts with experts from Montana Audubon. The program will start with a free pizza dinner and ice cream. Then, we'll discuss the project and how you can participate before heading out to look for swifts just before sunset. Participants will have all the skills and knowledge they need to continue collecting data independently through the summer. Program is free and open to all ages!
Bat Night Hike
Friday July 30 from 8:30 - 10 pm
Dive into the mesmerizing world of bats! Join Megan O’Reilly from Fish, Wildlife and Parks to learn cool bat facts, then head out with special acoustic equipment to find them. Bring a flashlight and good walking shoes.
Suggested donation $5/person
Every Saturday 9am - 1pm from June through August
We are excited to offer our weekly Saturday Open Houses this summer! check out the Center, our grounds, and talk with a staff member. Explore and enjoy the great outdoors. Ask a naturalist your essential questions about animals and plants. Borrow field guides, insect nets, and binoculars. Or get in a canoe and explore the ponds (suggested donation $10/canoe or free for members).
Nature Nuts Preschool Program
Every Tuesday 10 - 11am
Nature exploration comes naturally, especially for little kids! Children ages 1 to 4 (and an accompanying adult) join our teacher naturalists for guided outdoor play and learning about the local area. Advanced Registration Required
July 6th- Canoeing
July 13th- Nesting Together
July 20th- Creepers and Crawlers
July 27th- Turtle Time
Suggested donation $5/child or free for members
Saturday July 10 from 8:30 - 10am
Enjoy a morning stroll by the river and learn a few birds along the way. Great for beginning birders. Binoculars and guidebooks available to check out.
Suggested donation $10/adults, $5/students, or FREE for members
Weekend Wonders Family Program
3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30 - 11am, July 17th
These naturalist-led programs are designed for all ages of explorers. Every month features a different topic that will get you and your family outdoors, learning about the plants and animals in our big backyard.
Suggested donation $5/person or free for members
Walk with a Naturalist
Tuesday July 27th from 6:30 - 8pm
Summer is in full swing! Join us to make observations, follow our curiosity, and share naturalist knowledge with each other. Each month we’ll explore a different natural area in and around Billings. This month we’ll meet at Two Moon Park, a county park along the Yellowstone River in the Heights. Escape from the heat during this walk among the cottonwoods on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Please bring any naturalist tools you like to use (binoculars, field guides, magnifying glasses, journals, etc.). We’ll also have some equipment you can borrow.
Suggested donation $5-10/person.
Learn more about our COVID protocols for programs here.